GENESIS 5.2 software includes features such as Auto Shape, an automatic spectrum collection routine that includes a free drawing capability and allows the user to select points and/or shapes from an image to collect spectrum. The software saves and labels the spectrum collected from the multiple positions along with their position that is then laid over the image. Users can perform an analysis with the push of a button, or adjust parameters to tweak an analysis. Advanced features can be tucked away or quickly accessed from within the COPILOT and through the pull-down menus. The system is designed with all levels of analysts in mind.